I have already discovered that it likely has a 60-2 wheel trigger
My main concern is with the ignition system. I have heard of people blowing capacitors. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Threads I've already seen for reference
http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.p ... megasquirt
http://www.clubgti.com/showthread.php?2 ... r-position
http://www.msextra.com/forums/viewtopic ... 01&t=51194
so far It seems like I need to soldier some ignition outs to the ECU and somehow run them to the DB15 connector? And then remove the module from the coils? Im still trying to find out more about that sort of thing.
This forum is for folks to share the successful implementation of their MS installs.
The owner hasn't had time to get the minor details fixed up (throttle cable and so forth) but I was able to suck on the map and get a quick video of it run briefly
http://s9.photobucket.com/user/kingtal0 ... v.mp4.html
Hopefully a couple of days/week the car can drive ;D
Basically just found other similar threads/cars and copied what they did for the configuration. Any questions you can email me (this user name at aol) I dont check this forum often (only when I do a new car for the first time like this one)
Also I had to make a pinout by hand the hard way (trace each wire) but it proved somewhat easy (5-7 hours) and successful. Note that the fuel pump I found on pin 81 or 82 after a couple random attempts looking for it.
As usual I am willing to share everything I do so there you guys go!!!
the car does not have an idle control valve, yet I was able to achieve a very satisfactory stable consistent idle (it did not turn off or die a single time) using idle ignition timing control feature. Even without the control feature this engine seems to rumble right along bouncing between 14.0 and 15.0 with its not so subtle misfires, pretty good lope like it had a cam (its a stock engine) but there was no issue with throttle response or dying down so I wasn't overly concerned. I let it idle a bit high for now (900-950 rpm) because of the lope. I wonder what the engine sounds like on the OEM ecu for comparison, does it lope the same way with an open downpipe? Or is that a consequence of an inconsistent trigger? I will see how it behaves once exhaust is finished before any further testing.
No boost from the turbo. It might have a boost leak, I advised him perform a boost leak test next. I didn't even hear the turbine move or the bypass open so I am not even sure the compressor is spinning. In fact now that I think about it, we should have heard it roar like a jet plane, and it was almost completely absent from the drive. Once in a while I caught the faint whisperings of something... or so maybe I just imagined it. Maybe my brain was trying to tell me something is missing!